Articles Posted in the " Business " Category

  • Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Can there be an event that is more social than the Olympics?  One would think that if any organization would encourage the concepts of sharing, of openness, of coming together to share an event through whatever means, it would be...


  • Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Support our Effort to Change Supply Chain Education

    Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business℠, your support could translate into a $250,000 grant. But we need at least 250 votes at missionsmallbusiness.com to qualify. To vote for our business: 1. Go to...


  • The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    The “Cost” of college, and why Tuition should be replaced by Sponsorship

    Once again, Dean Dad poses an interesting question.  He asks what one year of college should cost. Asking what a year of college “should” cost is kind of a bizarre question. It should cost the accumulated costs of all the...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...


  • Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Nissan’s Commercial–Not the Message the Intended

    Hopefully you have all seen this commercial by now.  I want you to watch it closely, and really think about what you first think (or thought) when you see it.  Does it really sell the car? Watch the video (and...


  • Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Environmentally aware, or simply a “show off?”

    Back in 2007 I bought a Civic Hybrid.  At the time I “ran the numbers” and decided that the purchase made both economic and environmental sense.  I wrote about it on my blog, and explained why I believe the true...


  • Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    Digital Textbooks the Apple Way–the “right” way?

    I have many thoughts on digital textbooks, and you have all had an opportunity to read them here.   Apple has made their “big move” and I am both pleased to see digital moving forward, and also a bit concerned...


  • Audio Books–do you listen? or “Can you hear me now?”

    Audio Books–do you listen? or “Can you hear me now?”

    A recent annoucement caught my eye.  Mashable ran a story highlighting a new company, audiobooks.com, that will be following the “subscription” model that music has been using: making their full library available for a monthly fee.  This is in contrast...


  • Transparency, Secrecy, and Confidentiality (and Penn State)

    Transparency, Secrecy, and Confidentiality (and Penn State)

    Amongst all the anger, hurt, and raw emotions surrounding the Jerry Sandusky and the toppling of the Penn State Leadership (including the forced removal of Joe Paterno), the “new” Administration came forward with a few promises.  You would expect a...


  • what is transparency?

    what is transparency?

    Transparency has been in the news not only with the occupy movement, but also with penn state following the big scandal.  But what is transparency? Does transparency mean that you tell everyone everything you do and why do it?  bust...